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Braehead Primary School Meadow Road Dumbarton, G82 2BL
£26,150.82 - £28,030.46 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Term Time Only
35 hours per week

Job Description

West Dunbartonshire Council is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and skilled Early Learning and Childcare Officer into our Braehead Primary School Early Learning and Childcare Centre.

Staff will work contracted hours to meet the needs of the service.

The main duties of the post are: to contribute to the provision of a safe, caring and stimulating nursery environment for all children; to contribute and implement a relevant curriculum in line with national and local guidance; to plan, record, implement and evaluate suitable programmes of activities; to maintain and record children’s assessment progress and to promote parental participation.

It is essential you have experience of working with pre five children in a relevant setting and have knowledge of Curriculum of Excellence (early level) and pre-birth to three year old guidance. You should be flexible in your approach and have the ability to adapt to change.

Candidates must hold a relevant qualification i.e. NNEB (or modular equivalent), HNC Childhood Practice (formerly HNC Early Education & Childcare) or SVQ 3 Social Services Children and Young People. Successful candidates, if not already registered with SSSC as practitioners, will be required to do so. This must be done within six months from when you first take up employment.

This is a fixed term post until 31/03/2024


This post is considered as Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and as such membership with the PVG scheme is essential. Further details of this scheme can be found here.

Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.

The Individual

WDC was voted one of the top ten flexible employers and prides itself in providing flexible working to support work life balance. In addition to this there are also additional benefits:

• Access to the Local Government pension scheme (LGPS) with an employer’s contribution of at least 19.3% and all associated benefits
• A minimum of 25 days annual leave, increasing a day each year up to 35 days as well as 8 fixed public holidays each year
• Access to employee wellbeing supports including occupational health & counselling if ever you need help and support

Now that you have read the role and what we have to offer, we would love to hear from you. Please use the application to tell us your experience, and why you are the candidate for this role.

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